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8:30 p.m. Update

Voting is now done in 25 states and the District of Columbia and now the counting begins. This will most likely be our last post of the night, but we’ll be back with you at 6 a.m. tomorrow.

Two polling places in the Los Angeles area of California after a nearby shooting killed one and injured multiple others.

A federal judge extended voting by one hour in some Ada County, Idaho polling places after the Democratic Party sued because changes to the polling places last week may have caused confusion.

Voting was also extended in eight precincts in Durham County, North Carolina after precincts had problem electronic voter rolls earlier in the day.

Voting was also extended until 8pm in Dover, New Hampshire after an email went out with the incorrect information about poll closing times.

The Colorado Secretary of State’s voter registration system went down in parts of the state for a brief time this afternoon. Democrats are seeking to keep the polls open in those areas for about 25 minutes.

National News: Long lines, machine snags, but no major voting problems

Alabama: Secretary of state explains rules for firearms in polling places | Leighton poll worker accused of handing out marked ballots | Alabama A&M students report problems with voting

Alaska: Problems at the polls: 3 locations report issues with ballot machines

Arizona: Long lines, polling places running out of ballots

California: Confrontation at Tustin polling place | 1 dead, multiple people shot near polling station | Shooting puts polling places on lock down | LA Co. registrar tries to ease voters fears during Election Day

Colorado: Candidate asked to leave Silverthorne polling place | Voter registration system down in parts of Colorado

Florida: Voters accused of block entrance to polling place for others | Sheriff called after man brings Nerf gun to polling place | Disturbance reported at Lake Worth polling location | Polling location in Winter Park evacuated | Most of the polling places closed in Florida, but not all

Illinois: Pro-life sign posted at polling place | Election judge removed from tossing booths around polling place

Idaho: Judge to consider Idaho polling place lawsuit | Voting extended by 1 hour at some Ada County polling places

Indiana: Voters still waiting at Yorktown poll | Indiana voters find few problems at the polls

Iowa: Voter turned away from poll after clerical mistake

Louisiana: Clerk: Few issues at polling places | How much would you pay for a Blue Dog 'I Voted' sticker?

Massachusetts: Springfield election monitors cite problems with voting machines, registration verification

Michigan: Possible voter intimidation in East Lansing

Mississippi: Secretary of state gives election update

Missouri: Some Noel residents turned away from polling place | St. Louis Co. voting seems to be going smoothly |

Montana: Turning exceeds expectations

Nevada: No issues at Washoe Co. polling places

New Hampshire: Voting extended to 8pm in Dover

New York: Long lines and minor glitches for voters on a peaceful election day | Voting issues at some polling places in Erie Co.| In diverse NYC 'hood, 'I Voted' sticker transcends translation

North Carolina: Meck BOE workers expect long night | NC extends voting time in 8 Durham Co. precincts

Ohio: Problem at the polls: gun threat, police called in, IDs questioned | Deputies remove Montgomery County elections official from polling site | Lake Co. felon says poll worker denied him a vote in Grand River | Some central Ohio polling places suffer power problems | A battleground voter's journey through bureaucratic hell to cast his ballot | Some glitches with Trumbull voting machines

Oklahoma: Election Board: Votes safe despite reports of machine malfunctions

Pennsylvania: GOP sees nothing nefarious in machine problems | At Wynnefield polling place, a battle over voter-fraud allegations| Private home serves as unique polling place | Latino voters allege intimidation at the polls in Tacony

Texas: Voting machines lose power at Eastland County polling site | Poll problems: Long lines, fire alarms, malfunctioning machines |Armed supporter questioned near polling place| Welcome to Houston's most unique polling places | 100K voter mark broken

Utah: Glitch in vote machines mar Utah polls

Virginia: Roanoke's precinct realignment speeded up voting | Complaints on par with other election years

Wisconsin: 99-year-old who rode bike to polls turned away | Some polling places run out of ballots